I am an experienced and fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist treating clients since 2006. I am a permanent member of staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London and offer therapy in both English and German.
Following my MA (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, I completed an extensive five-year postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the German Society for Behavioural Therapy (DGVT) in Berlin, obtaining my licence to practice.
While I am specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, my training was very integrative and influenced by the newest and most innovative developments within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the so-called “third wave” of CBT. This means, I incorporate techniques and interventions from Mindfulness-based therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and most importantly Schema Therapy.
My approach to therapy is focused on the practical, problem-solving aspects of CBT, but brings in other therapeutic elements with the aim of helping clients to come to a deeper understanding of their emotional, cognitive and behavioural patterns. I believe that we must develop a good understanding of our problems first, before we can implement tools and interventions successfully, if the aim is to create long-term change.
In my opinion, a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is crucial for the success of any therapy and therefore I put a very strong focus on this relationship. I have worked with an extremely wide range of clients, individually and in groups, from the ages of 18 to 80 and from a myriad of different social and cultural backgrounds. I have in-depth experience working with clients suffering from the following issues:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Phobia
- Panic Attacks
- Personality Disorders/Personality Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Anger Management
In recent years I have developed a particular interest in the therapeutic benefit and use of self-compassion and the treatment and support of people who are highly sensitive (HSP).
I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the German Society for Behavioural Therapy (DGVT) and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and abide by their ethical frameworks.
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